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Celebrating our Volunteers

Lexington Medical Center’s volunteers celebrated Volunteer Week with administrators, directors and managers applauding their dedication and commitment to service at their annual luncheon on April 16. Here’s a look at the party:

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In 2017, Lexington Medical Center volunteers spent more than 59,340 hours delivering flowers and cards, staffing information desks, facilitating pet therapy and assisting patients in departments throughout the hospital network.

And the volunteers gave more than their time. Through the Volunteer Auxiliary, they purchased needed equipment for the hospital, including 3-D mammography technology through the hospital’s Foundation, and awarded $81,000 in nursing scholarships to high school graduates and those pursuing continuing education in a nursing career. Lexington Medical Center volunteers also raised money for the Emergency Care Fund, which helps employees in need. 

Congratulations to Volunteer of the Year Larry Rohr and Community Volunteer of the Year Norman Adams.

Lexington Medical Center Expands 3-D Mammography

Because of a generous contribution from the Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary, the hospital’s mobile mammography unit now offers 3-D mammography for breast cancer screening services. The Volunteer Auxiliary donated nearly $375,000 to the Foundation’s Campaign for Clarity to upfit the unit with this lifesaving technology.

The Campaign for Clarity aims to make 3-D mammography available to every LMC patient. In just six months, the Foundation has raised more than $1 million! This success wouldn’t be possible without the support of the Foundation’s major campaign donors, special event sponsors and designated Universal Employee Fund donations.

To schedule the mobile mammography unit to visit your workplace, church or civic organization, call (803) 791 – 2486.

Currently, Lexington Medical Center also offers 3-D mammography at Women’s Imaging on the hospital campus in West Columbia and at Sandhills Women’s Care, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice in Northeast Columbia.

3-D Mammography Offers Clear Advantages
• Ability to detect much smaller lesions, as small as 2 millimeters, for earlier detection and diagnosis
• 41 percent increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers
• 29 percent increase in the detection of all breast cancers
• 15 percent reduction in patient callbacks due to suspicious findings that require additional images, reducing needless anxiety for these patients